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(DSC) wins 6 International Awards and Makes a World Record

Image : DSC team during the cermony
Image : DSC team during the cermony

Dubai Statistics Center (DSC) wins 6 International Awards and Makes a World Record

DSC won six international awards among The Intentional Business Awards, one of the most prominent international awards in the business field, compared to the Oscar award. The global Stevie Organization, located in the United States, announced during the ceremony it held in Toronto, Canada, that DSC won six awards in the award's 12th edition, in which more than 60 countries from all around the world, represented in about 3700 nomination for individuals, businesses as well as distinct, creative organizations competed. DSC achieved unprecedented world records both on the Middle East and Asia levels, ensuring the great competitiveness the country holds and the excellence of the young Emirati managerial leaderships.


" I dedicate this achievement to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, May God protect him, and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman, as we owe all our success and achievements to the Lord first, then to the prudent vision of our wise leadership, as well as the leading directives and policies he set for us, hence enabling us as government officials to deliver distinct work and take big strides towards the future, ahead of those who started before us by  a great distance", said Mr. Arif Obaid Al Muhairi, Executive Director of DSC.

He asserted that the exceptional work environment in which creative policies and trends are available, provided by the wise leadership and the unlimited support he offered us and all the needed qualifications to be distinguished and to deliver, was the mainstay for these achievements, hence we have set our minds on following the route of excellence and innovation set forth by the leadership, while stressing the need to exert all efforts to realize the vision and ambition of the leadership, thus we have set our vision since Day 1 of establishing DSC to become an international statistical center that supports development in the emirate of Dubai.


A Strategic Transformation

Al Muhairi pointed out that the visit paid by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to the Center, during which he launched the strategic plan for Dubai Statistic Center 2012 – 2015 was a strategic transformation in the Center's performance, as His Highness offered both support and guidance to DSC and all its employees. His Highness also directed all government entities to integrate and fully collaborate with DSC, which helped it in fulfilling the strategic plan and realize its goals in a distinguished way with expertise.

Then he added, "As we are approaching the conclusion of the current strategic period that ends by the end of this year, we look upon these awards as the fruit of this successful strategic period. DSC is currently preparing its plan for its next strategic period (2016 – 2021) in accordance with the national agenda and Dubai 2021 plan, that is going to be – God willing – among distinguished statistical strategies that teem with creativity, innovation and distinct future initiatives. All our partners as well as the public partake in developing our new plan. We are in direct contact with all relevant parties through different channels to get to know their needs, expectations and to closely find out their creative suggestions.

Work Team

Al Muhairi offered his congratulations to DSC work team saying that he is working with a team that is dedicated, highly professional and has a teamwork spirit. Such a team is capable of doing the impossible and reaching the highest peak. "Thanks to all our employees and partners and all those who participated in the success of DSC.  Special congratulations to my creative colleague Tariq Al Janahi, Deputy Executive Director of DSC, who honored us in this international event and won the Creative Leader Golden Award, Creative Executive Director Silver Award, for which I nominated him and I was certain that he will be a good example of Emirati youth. I'm so proud of this young man who accompanied me all the way through since Day 1 of establishing DSC and that he won first place, ahead of senior executives of large international organizations and companies, and those with long years of expertise.



At Your Disposal

Tariq Al Janahi, DSC Deputy Executive Director expressed his gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, May God protect him, and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the emirate's executive board, as well as each person who contributed to this achievement. He stated, "We are the soldiers of this homeland and we work for it. We are all at the disposal of our wise leadership and we seek the honor of participating in realizing the vision and ambition of our leadership from any position we work at. This leadership that instilled in every Emirati since his childhood strong will, determination and seeking excellence and creativity for the sake of progressing his country. It also provided them with the qualifications enabling them to achieve success, distinction and achievement. My pride lies in the fact that I had the honor of representing my country by receiving these awards. I don't consider this a personal achievement, as I realize that I did not realize it alone. Had it not been for the Lord's grace and the pioneering, exceptional directions and vision of our leadership – may God protect it – in addition to the excellence of government work in UAE in general and in Dubai in particular, as well as the support I receive from all colleagues in and out of DSC this achievement wouldn't have been realized".

Al Janahi: Mohammed bin Rashid is the Leader of Creativity and Distinct Performance

Tariq Al Janahi asserted that working under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum leads all of us towards innovation and an excellent performance, for the government officials owe His Highness' directions and initiatives – after the grace of God – the achievement of the highest levels of job excellence. Dubai Government Job Excellence Program, the first of its kind worldwide, had a great impact on deploying the excellence culture amongst government employees, as well as elevating their professional mentality. "I myself", says Al Janahi, "have established my roots through working in the field of organizational excellence under the umbrella of this program that came as a result of the vision of an exceptional leader in his intellect and ambition. It was also implemented by a distinguished team. Moreover, His Highness' leading initiatives such as the Electronic Government, the Intelligent Government, Happiness Fulfillment Strategies, Creativity and Innovation put the Emirati government officials ahead of their peers and made them always open to leading visions and policies, and also a part of a developed work system that can shape the future, for others to copy its model". Then he added, "If I want to speak in details about this achievement, I will say a lot about His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the support and empowerment he gives us".

Trust and Support

Al Janahi expressed his deepest gratitude to Arif Al Muhairi, DSC's Executive Director for his continuous trust and support for him, stating that he has learnt from him a lot, especially that he considers working with him side by side at a place like DSC a job in an exceptional place where the qualifications for creativity and success are present. This environment produced a number of young, distinguished leaderships. "All our achievements are the fruit of collaborative work, as we work as one team, we achieve together and face challenges together, reaching out for one another", he said, "I'd like to thank all those who helped me, all those who worked with me and taught me the least of things".

The Podium Speech

As per the award's protocol, Al Janahi gave a brief word from the podium, in which he said, "We are happy to be part of this eminent event and have the honor of representing the UAE. It's my pleasure to present these awards to our wise leader, as I would never have made such an achievement had it not been for his vision and directions. I would also like to present this award to each family member of DSC, for each and every one of them participated in the Center's success. Please allow me to express the gratitude and appreciation of my colleagues at DSC to Mr. Al Muhairi for his continuous support on both functional and organizational levels, as well as providing a creativity-enhancing work environment.

 2015 Awards

DSC won a number of awards in 2015, the most important of which was its winning for the fourth year in a row in Dubai Government Job Excellence Program, in the category of highest employee satisfaction. It also won the international Business Excellence "IBX" Award, in the Smart Technology category, for the Smart Statistic System, which also won in the same year the .Gov award for the best governmental service extended to the government.